The Goddard School - Skokie

9651 Gross Point Road
Skokie, Illinois 60076
Andrew & Mary Fratini, Owners

Experience why The Goddard School located in Skokie is the best preparation for social and academic success.  Our approach is based on widely accepted research that indicates that children experience the deepest, most genuine learning when they are having fun. Highly trained teachers foster the cognitive and social development of each child by lovingly guiding the class through play-based activities.  Our play-based F.L.EX.® Learning Program (Fun Learning Experience) offers child-focused, teacher-led lessons that are tailored to the children’s interests.

Discount for Northwestern Families

  • The Goddard School® located in Skokie offers a 12% monthly tuition discount to all Northwestern University faculty, staff, and students with children enrolled in The Goddard Schools programs (Infant, Toddler, Pre-School, Pre-Kindergarten and Junior Kindergarten).
  • Priority enrollment/wait list status is available for eligible faculty, staff and students. 

School Highlights

  • The Goddard School is open year round with hours of operation extending from 7:00 AM – 6:30 PM, Monday – Friday. 
  • We offer part-time and full-time programs for children 6 weeks – 6 years.   
  • Indoor gym with rock-climbing wall
  • 10,000 SF+ private and secure outdoor play space – Separate playgrounds for Infant/Toddler and Preschool and Pre-K
  • Organic and Non-GMO food program (breakfast, lunch, two snacks)
  • Music & Movement programs, foreign language, yoga, sign language etc. 
  • Dedicated parent parking lot for drop off and pick up
  • School wide green programs – composting and recycling
  • Open door policy for all of our families – family events throughout the year
  • Each classroom has at least one lead teacher with a 4-year degree


The Northwestern University Office of Work/Life Resources does not endorse or recommend any particular school or child care center and encourages all parents to carefully evaluate any provider they are considering to care for their child.